On receiving the news, the Home Minister, who was in Mumbai, called up Director General, BSF, K K Sharma and took stock of the situation along the International Border in Jammu and Kashmir's Kathua district, officials said. Senior Home Ministry officials are also in regular touch with BSF officials and monitoring the situation along the border, they said.

The Home Minister earlier had said that BSF should not fire the first shot towards Pakistan but if fired upon by Pakistani forces, BSF should not count the bullets and retaliate forcefully.

Earlier, in a befitting reply to a ceasefire violation by Pakistan Rangers, BSF jawan retaliated in which one terrorist and seven Rangers were killed on Friday. "In a befitting reply to a sniper attack of Pakistani Rangers at 9:35 this morning in Hira Nagar Sector of Jammu, BSF launched an offensive, BSF officer cited. One BSF jawan was injured on Friday in a ceasefire violation by Pakistani troops along the LoC in Hiranagar sector of Kathua in Jammu and Kashmir.

Pakistan Rangers resorted to unprovoked firing prompting Indian troops to give a befitting reply resulting to exchange of fire along LoC for past over 15 hours in this sector.